Hello Audacity community, all yee’ rockers of the free world…
I have a question that I’d like to preface with my current system specs:
OS: Windows 7, 64 bit
RAM: 8,192 mb
Processor: core 2 duo @ 3.16 ghz
No sound card.
Background: Dream came true about 2 years ago and I finally met the folks that I can now call my band. We are playing really tight these days and I would like to record some of our stuff much better than I currently do.
My current method:
I take a physical audio recorder and sit the bastid in front of me. (laugh it up)
As I spend more time at our producers I realize I’d really like to record our jam sessions, which take place in my basement, on a fairly decent level.
With that said I plead to you gurus, for some guidance in doing so.
I sadly am ill-prepared to even type this question, as I don’t even know where to begin.
Our musical setup:
3 amps, drum set. Bass; Lead guitar; Rhythm and vocals. (the singer carries the band but that’s not important right now) (I’m the singer )
Number of expected inputs: 4 + drums (honestly no idea how to record the drums)
I would like what is coming out of the amps to go into my computer…better even is the room is recorded.
What I think I need:
Sound card, mixer, cables
I’d like to keep the grand total around $600. If this just 'aint going to happen then just go with what’s on your mind and I’ll at least be really f$#@!^@# thankful you humored this post.
What do I need, fellas? This doesn’t have to be some flawless recording setup, as I do the majority of this at the producer’s studio. I don’t want this to be akin to Macaulay Culkin aiming a talkboy at us either.
For those of you who take the time to answer this, please include any music you’d like me to check out and plug if that’d tickle your fancy. Otherwise know you’re doing a stranger a big 'effin favor.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.